Horse Skulls

Deep in the foundations and walls of many ancient buildings throughout Europe, horse skulls were concealed as protective talismans believed to dispel the harmful forces of dark magick. Interestingly, it has also been proposed that others found beneath the floorboards of some old homes and churches are there because they possess a resonance that happens to significantly improve the sound quality of music making! 

 Three horses’ skulls were discovered in a small cavity just above the bells in a church that was being repaired in Northumberland, England in1877.  Whether placed there as pagan protection, to improve the acoustics, or as an act of sanctification is still a mystery.

 

‘Ex Arte Equinus’

I am very pleased to announce that my work is presented in the 2013 exhibition book ‘EX ARTE EQUINUS’. Hundreds of equine artists from around the globe compete in this prestigious juried competition so it is quite an honor to once again be included!
In celebration, ‘Equisonant’ is now available as a 9″ x 12″ gallery wrapped canvas -ready to hang- for only $85, which includes shipping within the United States, (outside of the U.S.A., please email for shipping cost.)
Order at info@alisonburnett.com